Girl Who Idolizes Rapunzel Makes Bold Statement In Support Of Cancer-Stricken Best Friend
At only 9 years old, Libby Tucker-Spiers shows us how to be a true friend. Libby cut her long hair in support of her sick best friend, Aiden Selleck. Aiden, 7, is going through chemotherapy to treat cancer. Even though Libby says she wants to be like Rapunzel, seeing how the chemotherapy affected Aiden moved her to give up her long locks to make a wig in his honor.
Charlie Spiers, a mom of four, says Aiden and Libby have been best friends for most of their lives. “I’m so proud of her”, she says in an interview with ABC News. “She’s just selfless. She’s an amazing little girl, but Aiden is just as amazing. He’s so brave.” Aiden and Libby say they are boyfriend and girlfriend, and even gave each other cards on Valentine’s Day. Aiden’s and Libby’s mothers have known each other since the birth of Aiden’s brother and Libby’s sister. They were induced in the same room, creating an unbreakable bond. Spiers says it was on April 28, 2015, when the Sellecks found out the devastating news: Aiden has Wilms’ tumor, which is a form of kidney cancer.
On his third round of chemotherapy, and with twenty-four more rounds to go, Libby stopped by the hospital to see Aiden. Aiden was pale and didn’t have any hair. Libby was shocked and moved because the last time she saw him, he had a full head of curly blond hair. Upon leaving the ward, Libby told her mother that she would like to give Aiden her hair. Spiers knew that Aiden didn’t want to wear a wig, and found the organization Little Princess Trust, which makes real hair wigs for about $540 and a hair donation.
After the haircut, Selleck said Libby began fundraising for the wig as well as an end-of-chemo party for Aiden. Aiden ends chemotherapy on December 30, 2015 and plans to have his end-of-chemo party at a local stadium with family, classmates and soccer friends. Aiden’s family is looking forward to a cancer free year following the final treatment. Libby is succesful in her fundrasing efforts, as well as lifting the spirits of all who hear her story. For gear and gifts supporting those with cancer, check out the Breast Cancer Site.